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Architecture books

See below for a selection of the latest books from Architecture category. Presented with a red border are the Architecture books that have been lovingly read and reviewed by the experts at Lovereading.

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Recently Published

Yorkshire West Riding Sheffield and the South by Ruth Harman, Nikolaus Pevsner, Joseph Sharples Yorkshire West Riding Sheffield and the South
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This authoritative guide, the companion to Yorkshire West Riding: Leeds, Bradford and the North, covers a vast area marked by tremendous diversity of both landscape and buildings. The territory is rich in medieval churches and castles, 17th-century houses and 18th-century...
Format: Hardback - Released: 19/09/2017

Joseph Dirand Interior by Francois Halard, Adrien Dirand, Joseph Dirand Joseph Dirand Interior
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The first monograph on one of today s most celebrated architects, renowned for designing interiors that combine minimalism with Hollywood glamour and classic French style.
Format: Hardback - Released: 19/09/2017

Chinese Bridges Living Architecture from China's Past by Ronald G. Knapp, Peter Bol Chinese Bridges Living Architecture from China's Past
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Bridges, the least known and understood of China's many wonders, are one of its most striking and resilient feats of architectural prowess.
Format: Paperback - Released: 19/09/2017

A History of Architectural Conservation by Jukka Jokilehto A History of Architectural Conservation

First edition published 1999 by Butterworth-Heinemann.
Format: Hardback - Released: 19/09/2017

First Modern Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts by George E. Thomas, David R. Brigham, Isaac Kornblatt-Stier First Modern Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
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From the Crystal Palace to the skyscraper and on to the functional aesthetic of the German Bauhaus, the development of modern architecture required less than seven decades. Philadelphia's Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts warrants a central place in this...
Format: Hardback - Released: 19/09/2017

A History of Architectural Conservation by Jukka Jokilehto A History of Architectural Conservation

First edition published 1999 by Butterworth-Heinemann.
Format: Paperback - Released: 19/09/2017

City of Wooden Houses Georgetown, Guyana by City of Wooden Houses Georgetown, Guyana

Georgetown's architecture was molded by the French, Dutch, British and Spanish during the C18th/C19th and built in a classical style reinterpreted by local craftsmen largely in wood. The book gives a brief history of Georgetown, explaining the various house types...
Format: Hardback - Released: 12/09/2017

Mediated Space by James Brown Mediated Space

As the social media revolution embeds itself in our daily lives, and as those who once consumed media become producers, established broadcast media producers are witnessing the dissolution of trust in their established authority. Mediated Space critiques contemporary intersections of...
Format: Paperback - Released: 08/09/2017

And Now - Architecture Against a Developer Presidency (Essays on the Occasion of Trump`s Inauguration) by James Graham, Alissa Anderson, Caitlin Blanchfield, Jordan Carver And Now - Architecture Against a Developer Presidency (Essays on the Occasion of Trump`s Inauguration)
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The election and inauguration of Donald J. Trump as the president of the United States of America have provoked an unprecedented intensity of reflection in virtually all academic disciplines. The professions of architecture and planning, faced with the phenomenon of...
Format: Paperback - Released: 05/09/2017

Adaptive Architecture Changing Parameters and Practice by Wolfgang F. E. (University of Cincinnati and Arizona State University, USA) Preiser Adaptive Architecture Changing Parameters and Practice
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The constant in architecture's evolution is change. Adaptive Architecture explores structures, or environments that accommodate multiple functions at the same time, sequentially, or at periodically recurring events. It demonstrates how changing technological, economic, ecological and social conditions have altered the...
Format: Hardback - Released: 05/09/2017

Architecture Is All Over by Esther Choi, Marrikka Trotter Architecture Is All Over
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Architecture Is All Over investigates architecture's simultaneous diminishment and ubiquity in the early twenty-first century. As a diagnostic and tactical guide, this collection features original texts and design proposals from emerging and established scholars and practitioners in the fields of...
Format: Paperback - Released: 05/09/2017

Exhibiting the Post Modern The 1980 Venice Architecture Biennale by Lea-Catherine Szacka Exhibiting the Post Modern The 1980 Venice Architecture Biennale

A remarkable investigation on the exhibitions that have shaped contemporary architecture.
Format: Paperback - Released: 05/09/2017

Adaptive Architecture Changing Parameters and Practice by Wolfgang F. E. (University of Cincinnati and Arizona State University, USA) Preiser Adaptive Architecture Changing Parameters and Practice
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The constant in architecture's evolution is change. Adaptive Architecture explores structures, or environments that accommodate multiple functions at the same time, sequentially, or at periodically recurring events. It demonstrates how changing technological, economic, ecological and social conditions have altered the...
Format: Paperback - Released: 05/09/2017

Yavuz Sultan Selim Bridge The New Gateway Between East and West by Joseph Grima Yavuz Sultan Selim Bridge The New Gateway Between East and West

A fascinating look at one of the most important engineering achievements of recent times.
Format: Hardback - Released: 05/09/2017

Concrete (Mini Format) by William Hall, Leonard Koren Concrete (Mini Format)
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A visual exploration of the world's most extraordinary and inspiring concrete architecture - in a stylish and compact format
Format: Hardback - Released: 04/09/2017

Coming Soon

The Changing Image of Affordable Housing Design, Gentrification and Community in Canada and Europe by Dr. Ulduz Maschaykh The Changing Image of Affordable Housing Design, Gentrification and Community in Canada and Europe

Illustrated by a range of case studies of affordable housing options in Canada, this book examines the liveability and affordability of twenty-first-century residential architecture. Focussing on the architects' and communities' commitment to these housing programmes, as well as that of...
Format: Paperback - Released: 23/09/2017

Dwelling: Five Years' Work on the Problem of the Habitation by Moisei Ginzburg Dwelling: Five Years' Work on the Problem of the Habitation


Format: Hardback - Released: 28/09/2017

Infrastructure and the Architectures of Modernity in Ireland 1916-2016 by Gary A. Boyd, John McLaughlin Infrastructure and the Architectures of Modernity in Ireland 1916-2016
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At the formation of the new Republic of Ireland, the construction of new infrastructures was seen as an essential element in the building of the new nation, just as the adoption of international style modernism in architecture was perceived as...
Format: Paperback - Released: 30/09/2017

Furniture, Structure, Infrastructure Making and Using the Urban Environment by Nigel Bertram Furniture, Structure, Infrastructure Making and Using the Urban Environment

Observation and analysis are types of invention. They make things apparent which perhaps were invisible. By noticing, drawing and naming something we bring it into being. On the other hand, building and making can be thought of as analytical observations,...
Format: Hardback - Released: 30/09/2017

Daylight Design of Buildings A Handbook for Architects and Engineers by Nick Baker Daylight Design of Buildings A Handbook for Architects and Engineers

To complement the critical and objective view gleaned from the study of some sixty buildings, this design manual has been developed to provide a more synthetic approach to the principles which lie behind successful daylight design. These principles are illustrated...
Format: Hardback - Released: 30/09/2017

The Architect's Eye by Tom Porter The Architect's Eye

This book explores the important relationship between the way we see and the way we draw architectural ideas. The text deals with sensory experience of space, the spatial cues represented in architectural drawing and the relationship between drawing type and...
Format: Hardback - Released: 30/09/2017

At Home in the Heart of the Horseshoe Life in the University of South Carolina President's House by Patricia Moore-Pastides At Home in the Heart of the Horseshoe Life in the University of South Carolina President's House

A pictorial and narrative tour of a historic landmark at the center of the university's original campus
Format: Hardback - Released: 30/09/2017

Digital Poetics An Open Theory of Design-Research in Architecture by Marjan Colletti Digital Poetics An Open Theory of Design-Research in Architecture

Digital Poetics celebrates the architectural design exuberance made possible by new digital modelling techniques and fabrication technologies. By presenting an unconventional and original ?humanistic? theory of CAD (computer-aided design), the author suggests that beyond the generation of innovative engineering forms,...
Format: Hardback - Released: 30/09/2017

Caza + Surba When Urbanization Comes to Ground by Alessandra Cianchetta, Carlos Arnaiz, Simon Frommenwiler Caza + Surba When Urbanization Comes to Ground
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CAZA + SURBA: When Urbanization Comes to Ground is a collaborative research project between the Brooklyn-based architecture studio, CAZA, and think tank, SURBA, an urban research collective spearheaded by Carlos Arnaiz and Peter G Rowe.
Format: Paperback - Released: 30/09/2017

Re-readings: 2 Interior Architecture and the Principles of Remodelling Existing Buildings by Graeme Brooker, Sally Stone Re-readings: 2 Interior Architecture and the Principles of Remodelling Existing Buildings
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Re-readings 2 is a companion book to Re-readings, originally published in 2004. This second volume is testament to the growing interest and demand for clarification of the re-modelling, adaptation and transformation processes within the existing built environment. With increased interest...
Format: Paperback - Released: 01/10/2017

New England: Then and Now(r) by Derek Strahan New England: Then and Now(r)

Vintage photos from 100 years ago are paired with the same viewpoint photographed today. Despite the lapse of a century, these classic locations have been beautifully preserved and have been photographed at the onset of Fall. Includes: Hartford, New Haven,...
Format: Hardback - Released: 01/10/2017

Caracas: Architectural Guide by Ivan Gonzalez Viso Caracas: Architectural Guide

This title illustrates the complexity of a South American city founded in 1567 which forges a coherent identity with El Avila and the coastline, where different scales, geographies, architectural styles and natural and urban landscapes converge. This guide outlines the...
Format: Paperback - Released: 01/10/2017

Habitat Vernacular Architecture for a Changing Planet by Sandra Piesik Habitat Vernacular Architecture for a Changing Planet

Gathering together the world's leading experts on vernacular architecture, this once-in-ageneration publication examines how local buildings have stood the test of time and offer vital lessons for the future. The core of the book is arranged by climate zone, from...
Format: Hardback - Released: 01/10/2017

Sustainable Retrofits Post War Residential Towers in Britain by Asterios Agkathidis Sustainable Retrofits Post War Residential Towers in Britain

Presenting the state-of-the-art in sustainable retrofits in post war residential towers, this book captures and re-informs the current intense refurbishing process that is taking place in Britain, which is part of a global phenomenon happening all over the world, as...
Format: Hardback - Released: 01/10/2017

Sustainable Retrofits Post War Residential Towers in Britain by Asterios Agkathidis Sustainable Retrofits Post War Residential Towers in Britain

Presenting the state-of-the-art in sustainable retrofits in post war residential towers, this book captures and re-informs the current intense refurbishing process that is taking place in Britain, which is part of a global phenomenon happening all over the world, as...
Format: Paperback - Released: 01/10/2017

Other books in this genre

Celebrations at the Country House by Carolyn Westbrook Celebrations at the Country House


Format: Hardback - Released: 15/08/2017

D. Porthault The Art of Luxury Linens by Brian Coleman D. Porthault The Art of Luxury Linens


Format: Hardback - Released: 08/08/2017

Rustic Modern by Chase Reynolds Ewald Rustic Modern


Format: Hardback - Released: 08/08/2017

Pizzazzerie: Entertain in Style Tablescapes and Recipes for the Modern Hostess by Courtney Dial Whitmore Pizzazzerie: Entertain in Style Tablescapes and Recipes for the Modern Hostess


Format: Hardback - Released: 08/08/2017

Open House Reinventing Space for Simple Living by Amanda Pays Open House Reinventing Space for Simple Living


Format: Hardback - Released: 08/08/2017

Marcel Duchamp and the Architecture of Desire by Penelope Haralambidou Marcel Duchamp and the Architecture of Desire

While much has been written on Marcel Duchamp - one of the twentieth century's most beguiling artists - the subject of his flirtation with architecture seems to have been largely overlooked. Yet, in the carefully arranged plans and sections organising...
Format: Hardback - Released: 02/08/2017

Rough Past meets New Design by Chris van Uffelen Rough Past meets New Design


Format: Hardback - Released: 01/08/2017

Creative Conservation of Heritage Values Philosophical Interpretations and Architectural Interventions by Vassilis Ganiatsas Creative Conservation of Heritage Values Philosophical Interpretations and Architectural Interventions

Contemporary practice of Heritage Preservation is currently regulated by a plethora of charters, decrees, conventions and recommendations, aiming to guide all aspects of heritage protection and management. However, despite all this specific technical and practical guidance, there has been far...
Format: Hardback - Released: 01/08/2017

Building Stories Design Engine Architects by Martin Pearce Building Stories Design Engine Architects

Buildings tell stories in many ways, and Design Engine Architects believe that architecture is the art of these stories. Building Stories: Design Engine Architects explores this idea through the work of the practice, giving a fascinating insight into its work...
Format: Hardback - Released: 27/07/2017

Future Cities Laboratory Indicia 01 by Stephen Cairns Future Cities Laboratory Indicia 01

How our future cities challenge sustainability and how to tackle this issue and improve the quality of urban life. Cutting-edge research and new approaches from the field of New Urban Science
Format: Paperback - Released: 25/07/2017

Buildings for the Performing Arts by Ian Appleton Buildings for the Performing Arts

This design and development guide is an essential book for those who are involved in the initiation, planning, design and building of facilities for the various performing arts, from local to metropolitan locations. It includes the stages in the development,...
Format: Hardback - Released: 18/07/2017

Intelligent Buildings in South East Asia by Andrew Harrison Intelligent Buildings in South East Asia

The growing demand for high quality office and manufacturing space in South East Asia has led to an increasing awareness of 'intelligent building' concepts. This study is based on a major research project undertaken by three leading players in the...
Format: Hardback - Released: 14/07/2017

The World's Greenest Buildings Promise Versus Performance in Sustainable Design by Jerry Yudelson The World's Greenest Buildings Promise Versus Performance in Sustainable Design

The World?s Greenest Buildings tackles an audacious task. Among the thousands of green buildings out there, which are the best, and how do we know? Authors Jerry Yudelson and Ulf Meyer examined hundreds of the highest-rated large green buildings from...
Format: Hardback - Released: 13/07/2017

London's Contemporary Architecture An Explorer's Guide by Kenneth Allinson London's Contemporary Architecture An Explorer's Guide

London is a living architectural exhibition. This tried and trusted portable guide will help you to find your way around one of the world?s most exciting cities, offering architectural experiences and insights into London?s finest contemporary architecture. features more than...
Format: Hardback - Released: 13/07/2017

The Architect's Portfolio Planning, Design, Production by Andreas Luescher The Architect's Portfolio Planning, Design, Production

The creation of a successful portfolio is a vital skill needed by architectural students and professionals alike. In a highly competitive global market the accomplished representation of the architect?s work must be able to turn opportunities into triumphs. This book...
Format: Hardback - Released: 13/07/2017

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